What WINE Pairs With Tax Day?

This is what happens when you PAY your taxes....

The Story:

You're either in the camp that can't wait for it or the ones that waits until the very last minute to file it.  I'm talking about taxes, the day Uncle Sam officially wants his dough.  As April 17th rolls closer, some of us are sweating shotgun size bullets trying to figure out how much we owe the government and how the Hell we're going to make fake receipts. Others, referred to as psychopaths by Jimmy Kimmel, sent their tax return off the second they received their W-2s, hoping to write-off any little thing possible to receive a higher return.  When the tax preparer asks these people any questions, the answer is always yes.  Did you move this year? Yes.  Do you have six dependents? Yes.  Did you donate money to charity?  Yes.  Then, they cross their fingers and toes praying they don't get audited.  Heck, Uncle Sam is our rich uncle and we're his favorite niece;)

The Pairing:

Now, for those of you who do get money back from the government, consider yourself lucky.  For everyone else in the world, I figured I'd give you a little luck you didn't see coming in the form of the 2010 Lucky Star Pinot Noir from California.  Lucky Star is made up of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Zinfandel.  Although the wine tastes like a $15-$20 bottle, it's priced at $8.95.  Even if you go homeless after your taxes, you can still round up enough change to afford that!  And if you're starving, the wine tastes likes raspberries, strawberries and cherries mixed with a crispy piece of bacon, cola, herbs and then a chocolate note on the end.  Sounds like a balanced meal to me!  The wine is extremely fruit forward and easy to drink.  If you're smart, you should ask for spare change outside a Burger King restaurant and then try the wine with their new bacon sundae.  Cheers to drinking the good stuff no matter what your situation!

Where to Buy the Wine:

Click on one of the links below!

Online2010 Lucky Star Pinot Noir

Vegas residents: Khoury's Fine Wine


Please let me know your comments in the section below!  Do you receive a return?  If so, what do you do with the money, buy more vino?  Are you surprised to hear of a good Pinot Noir that's priced under $10?   Let's chat!